Sunday, 1 July 2012

Baxter Brothers, Dens Road Mills

4 fireproof flax mills of the former Baxter Brothers' works, grouped around a courtyard.North Mill, George Pyott 1935, links Bell and Dens Street Mills. 2-storey and attic. 3-by 10-bay coursed rubble elevation to Princes Street and St Roques Lane. Central roundel inscribed "Baxter Brothers 1935 Lower Dens Works". 4-storey reinforced concrete framed elevation to yard almost completely glazed except brick top floor. Piended slate roof. Tunnel to Upper Dens Works blocked. (ref: Historic Scotland) Dundee has no finer Victorian symbol than the Dens Mills, once the empire of the mighty Baxter brothers who, between 1840-90, rose to be the world's first linen manufacturers. Lower Dens was built from Baxter's own foundry, consisting of four fireproof flax mills: Bell, North, Dens and St Roque's. (ref: C.McKean & D.Walker)
Building Dates: 1935
Architects: George Pyott

View from Constable Street

View from Princes Street

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